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Putin’s Backing of Assad Severely Weakens Merkel

This article first appeared on the Carnegie Europe site. Back in December 2015, when it became clear that refugees from the Middle East would continue to head toward Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel reassured her conservative Christian Democratic Union party that everything was under control. All she needed, she told party members, was more time. Show More Summary

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Hard Choice: Placating Voters or Saving Refugees

Berlin’s legacy of division is clear to anyone visiting the German capital. Sections of the wall that once separated the democratic West from the Communist East have been left standing as reminders of the costs of partition. When the...Show More Summary

Merkel in Turkey to Talk Migrants as Dozens Drown Off Coast

More ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in Ankara Monday on how to reduce the influx of people into Europe as reports emerged that another 33 people died off Turkey’s coast attempting to reach Greece. Turkey’s coast guard said 22 migrants died after their boat capsized in the Bay of Edremit,…

Merkel heads to Turkey as frustration over refugee crisis grows

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and other Turkish officials for talks on reducing the influx of migrants to Europe. Turkey, a key country on the migrant route to Europe, is central to Merkel's...Show More Summary

Angela Merkel In Turkey For Refugee Crisis Crunch Talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Ankara on Monday for talks aimed at restoring Turkey’s role as a bulwark limiting the number of refugees arriving in the EU. A three billion euro deal agreed in 2015 was supposed to see Turkey...Show More Summary

Hollande, Merkel stress migrant crisis needs EU solution

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande stressed on Sunday the migrant crisis, which brought more than a million people to the European Union last year, needs an EU-level solutio...

Refugee Crisis: 'Merkel Has Lost Contact With Reality'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing increasing pressure as voters are doubtful that the government is able to tackle the refugee crisis.

Merkel urges better protection of EU external borders

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for better protection at the European Union's external borders in order to maintain the passport-free Schengen zone.

U.N. migration chief says Angela Merkel is a hero

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N's top migration official called German Chancellor Angela Merkel a hero on Friday, saying she had taken a principled stand to support refugees while some European leaders had failed a test of human decency.

Germans Are Turning Sour On Angela Merkel

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, once the adored "mutti," or mother, of her country, is seeing her popularity plummet. "I don't think there is any question anymore," Werner J. Patzelt, a political analyst at Technical University Dresden, told The Washington Post. Show More Summary

Merkel Urges to Ensure Access to Syrian Areas in Need of Humanitarian Aid

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that amid the ongoing conflict in Syria it is important to keep access to humanitarian assistance in the areas that need it the most.

Germany is changing its approach to the biggest crisis facing Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "open-door" asylum policy to people from across the Middle East and North Africa is being scaled back after roughly 1.1 million refugees and migrants entered Germany in 2015. The new rules come as Chancellor Angela Merkel's approval rating hit its lowest point since 2011. Show More Summary

Think Merkel isn’t in trouble? Look at these charts.

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

As The Washington Post's Anthony Faiola reports from Berlin this week, Angela Merkel is in trouble. The German chancellor, once one of the most popular politicians in Europe if not the world, is finding herself increasingly isolated from both other world leaders and her own electorate. The root cause of her situation seems to be quite simple: […]

Merkel’s Credibility on Line at Syria Donors Meeting in London

German Chancellor Angela Merkel – already under pressure at home over the refugee crisis – is in London Thursday attending a donors' conference, raising money for Syrian refugees but facing further criticism for exacerbating the situation.

Over 80 Percent of Germans Think Merkel Has Lost Control of Refugee Crisis

4 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

The majority of Germans believe that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has lost control of the country’s refugee situation, while the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has achieved its highest rating, according to...Show More Summary

World Leaders Seek $9 Billion to Support Syrians Affected by War

Some 70 world leaders are gathering in London for a conference aimed at raising $9 billion for people affected by the Syrian civil war. British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are among those attending...Show More Summary

German Doctor Pens Moving Account Of Treating Refugees

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

More than a million migrants and refugees have arrived in Germany from war-torn countries in the past year, and Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to open the country's doors to many of them has its supporters and opponents pitchedShow More Summary

It’s time for Merkel to go

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policy blunders have come at a staggering economic, social and political cost to Germany and the EU.

Support for Merkel at four-and-a-half year low, doubts grow over refugee policy

BERLIN (Reuters) - Popular support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel has tumbled to its lowest level for 4 1/2 years, a poll showed on Wednesday, with a large majority of voters skeptical that her government has the refugee crisis under control.

FOUND: Hydrogen Plasma That Could Be New Energy Source

Inside the Wendelstein 7-X reactor (Photo: Gwurden/Wikimedia) Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, is about to switch on a giant fusion reactor, to create hydrogen plasma. In 2014, a team at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics,...Show More Summary

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